Dentist Bonita Springs Starting School Time Habits

Back To School With Your Dentist in Bonita Springs FL

In just a few weeks, the summer will come to an end and children of all ages will be headed back to school. This not only means that kids and parents alike will be more consumed by activities, but that these activities can overtake some other important areas of focus, especially oral health.


In order to make sure you can help your children maintain amazing teeth and mouth health during their school year, today your dentist in Bonita Springs FL has provided a few tips for helping form healthy school time habits.


As soon as your little one gets up in the morning, you must start paying attention to their oral health regimen. This, as it does for everyone, includes monitoring a diet as much as possible.


Breakfast really is one of the most important meals of the day, and by loading your child up with sugary and/or acidic options, you may not be leading them off the right way. Try replacing that sugary cereal with oatmeal or fruit every once and a while. Maybe try some milk or water flavored naturally with lemon or cucumber instead of an acidic glass of juice every day too. Small adjustments and changes can sometimes make all the difference.


And while you may have some control over what they eat at home, we all know the “back alley” deals and independence our kids can have to get sugary-goodies at school. We simply suggest that you do what you can here. Ultimately, not much is going to stop them from trying to trade their snacks or packed lunch with a friend or hitting a vending machine (if applicable) for something sweeter or unhealthier, but that does not mean not to try packing them a lunch that is beneficial to them.


Lastly, keeping a consistent brushing and flossing routine is key. Even if you are all exhausted from all the errands, sports and appointments after school- making time to brush and floss before bed (and before school too!) can do them a world of good. Make sure they are brushing for at least two minutes per session and utilizing proper technique. Joining alongside them and brushing yourself during this time can also be beneficial and enforce how important oral health can be.


For more information or tips on setting healthy school time habits for you and your kids, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Bonita Springs FL- call our office today at (239) 949-8302.


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